Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Ian. I just graduated from UMass with a double major in English
and German. These days, I'm preparing to leave to teach English in
Thailand in October.
I think music, cooking, and languages are tons of fun. I play bass
and ukulele pretty well and have been known to pick out a tune on a
guitar or banjo from time to time too. I can speak German pretty
well and have been studying Vietnamese to talk with some people I
used to work with. I'll cook just about anything, and usually it
will come out somewhere between okay and amazing.
I live for new experiences and try to say yes as much as I can.
What I’m doing with my life
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Hanging out in the Valley while I try to figure out what's next. In
the meantime, I can usually be found reading, cooking, playing some
music, and taking yoga classes in Bikram's torture chamber.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking and jamming out on the bass and ukulele are the first
things that come to mind. I've been known to brew a pretty nice
beer every once in a while. And according to one of my yoga
teachers, my triangle pose is "kick-ass"
The first things people usually notice about me
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I get a lot of compliments on my eyes. People seem to like it when
I smile too, so I make sure to do a whole lot of that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Have you ever read Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo? I like books like
that. I also go for nonfiction books about people finding their way
through the world, like A Time of Gifts, by Patrick Leigh
I very rarely watch movies. A few favorites that come to mind are
The Jerk and Step Brothers. I just watched Moonrise Kingdom last
week, and thought it was just wonderful.
Sometimes I feel like I watch too much TV. Other times I feel like
I don't watch enough TV. Either way, I don't think I'm watching the
right shows. Unless it's right to watch copious amounts of South
Park and Scrubs reruns.
A short list of artists I've been especially enjoying lately would
have to include Blind Pilot, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Polica,
Real Estate, Woods, The Speed of Sound in Seawater, Hostage Calm
and Delicate Steve. I have a real soft spot for Ke$ha too, and
don’t feel bad about it at all.
There isn’t much food I can’t get into. When I go out, I think
Vietnamese and Thai food are the way to go. When I cook for myself,
I read a bunch of recipes for certain dishes then try to figure it
out and make it my own. I’m usually pretty successful. And you
should probably know that I make a mean cranberry sauce.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Tasty food, live music, interesting books, good beer, fun people,
and lots of new experiences.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I try to see myself more as a doer than a thinker. Then I just end
up spending tons of time thinking about what to do. It's a vicious
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out and about, usually in Amherst or Northampton. Sometimes taking
it easy with some friends, other times seeing some bands somewhere
or just out for a drink. I try to keep things interesting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to long to go to Russia because I thought Saint Basil's
Cathedral looked like it was made of ice cream. Now I don't really
think that, but I'd still like to make it to Moscow someday.
You should message me if
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You like adventures.
You have a distinctive laugh.
You floss regularly.
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